Prostate and Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Prostate and Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

by Sheldon Marks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738213477
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 154,417
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sheldon Marks, MD, is a specialist in prostate cancer. He received his training at Tufts University, the New England Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Dedication xiii

Preface xv

1 Anatomy and Function of the Prostate Gland 1

2 Prostate Cancer 13

3 Diet and Nutrition-The Effect on Prostate Cancer 26

4 Symptoms of Cancer 36

5 The Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) 41

6 PSA Blood Test-Key Detection Tool 45

7 Should We Screen for Cancer? 60

8 Ultrasound and Biopsy of the Prostate 64

9 No Cancer Is Found-Am I in the Clear? 81

10 Cancer Is Detected-The Importance of Volume 85

11 The Grade of Cancer-How Bad Is It? 88

12 Cancer Workup-Has It Spread? 94

13 Stages of Prostate Cancer 105

14 Five Categories of Treatment Options 113

15 Who Decides on Treatment-You or the Doctor? 120

16 Your Wife or Partner's Role 125

17 What to Tell Family and Friends 128

18 Active Surveillance 131

19 Radiation-External-Beam/IMRT Therapy 141

20 Radiation-Radioactive Seed Implants 156

21 Radical Prostatectomy-A Surgical Solution 166

22 Risks and Complications of Radical Prostatectomy 189

23 Recovering at Home After Surgery 198

24 Hormone Therapy 209

25 Cryotherapy and HIFU-Freezing and Heating the Prostate 228

26 Complementary, Integrative and Alternative Treatments 234

27 Incontinence-A Potential Risk 239

28 Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)-Causes and Treatments 249

29 What Is the Right Treatment for Me? 266

30 Costs of Treatments 270

31 Second Opinion-A Good Idea 272

32 How to Find a Good Urologist 278

33 Questions to Ask Your Doctor 283

34 Follow-up After Treatment 286

35 Will I Need Additional Treatment After Radical Prostatectomy? 291

36 Do I Need Chemotherapy? 294

37 Research Studies-Looking for New Cures 300

38 When All Treatments Fail 305

39 SupportGroups and Resources 314

Glossary 325

Appendix 337

Bibliography 343

Index 345

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Prostate and Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Steve-L More than 1 year ago
Dr. Marks provides a good overview of prostate cancer and its treatment options. But....he does have a point of view that clearly advocates aggressive treatment. Current research reveals that many men receive overtreatment for prostate cancer. Many men receive aggressive treatment, who would not die from the disease. Make sure that if you read this book, that you also balance out your reading list with an alternative point of view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recommended by Urologist to be able to ask questions and understand prostate cancer. We found it illuminating and easy to understand. It eased our fears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My elderly Dad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and after doing a great deal of research, I ordered 4 different books for him and my Mom, and they both said that this one is the best one of all, and they found it to be so helpful and most important, the easiest to read and understand - if you only get one book, get this one, and be sure to get the 6/30/2009 version, which has info. on more current treatments.
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